About a year ago, Sherl Bosch, activities director at Crest View, said she thought of the college as a resource when she was searching for new art in the center’s dining area and contacted Art Professor Mary Donahue.
Donahue, who teaches Painting I and Painting II, said she was glad to have the opportunity to share some student work and thought it would be a good project for her students.
“I made the wildflowers assignment with this in mind,” Donahue said. “I thought about what subject matter famous painters have worked from, yet allows the students to show their individual styles. I also wanted images that would brighten up the nursing home, be pleasing and colorful. Flowers came to mind and I wanted to make it specific to where we live so we used images of Nebraska wildflowers.”
Tristan Stephenson of Alliance, Nebraska, a transfer student, said he appreciated the chance to share his work with community members.
Another painting student, Kayla Reinke of Pierce, Nebraska, said if she were a resident of the center, she would want to see paintings by college students.
Dr. Jim Margetts, dean of the School of Liberal Arts, said he is grateful to faculty who look for ways to extend the learning environment beyond the walls of the classroom, and to the students who so willingly share their time and talents with others.
“We are fortunate at CSC to have frequent opportunities to connect with community partners,” he said.
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